The entry into force of the United Nations Convention against Corruption introduced a significant new dimension to international anti-corruption law by requiring all States Parties to criminalize various acts associated with corruption and economic crime.
States Parties have made a significant commitment towards fighting corruption and implementing the necessary reforms in their domestic legal and institutional frameworks. The Convention has triggered concerted efforts to assess the anti-corruption regimes of States Parties, identify areas where national capacities are lacking and plan for future action. As the most comprehensive and the only truly global international instrument in this field, the Convention complements the legal frameworks at the disposal of States Parties and provides a strong incentive for progress in and the finalization of anti-corruption reforms.
There is a strong need to ensure complementarity and consistency in the overall anti-corruption legal framework. The following resources may help States Parties to build a robust legal framework against corruption and the economic crime.